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Zimbabwe & Mozambique beckon in Acacia Africa’s 2014 brochure

21st November 2013 Print

Zimbabwe has always been a hot favourite with the more adventurous, but Acacia Africa is putting the country at the forefront of its 2014 brochure due to rising demand. Featuring on all of the tour operator’s new overland expeditions, Zimbabwe is joined by Mozambique, Africa’s hidden jewel complimenting the off the beaten track nature of the safari specialist’s itineraries.

Arno Delport, UK Marketing Manager at Acacia Africa, comments “We have been offering tours to Zimbabwe for several years, and now we feel it’s time to give the country a greater share of the limelight. Social networking has certainly broadened our travel choices, and Zimbabwe is garnering the attention of a growing number of adventurers, the travel blogging community exciting interest in countries that might once have been considered off limits. We’ve become more curious, and at the same time, more willing to explore places outside of the mainstream, and from that perspective both Zimbabwe and Mozambique will be hot contenders as 2014 travel hotspots.”

Also new for 2014, Acacia Africa has created an accommodated overland portfolio suited to families and older travellers in search of more creature comforts out on tour. 13-day Zimbabwe Parks & Kruger £1,215pp (no single supplement) + local payment from £333pp. Starts Victoria Falls – ends Johannesburg. First scheduled departure 19 June 2014.

Acacia Africa’s main overlanding section, aimed at those aged 18-39, includes four new expeditions.

The 14-day Mozambique & Zimbabwe Explorer overland expedition kicks off at the Victoria Falls – Zimbabwe claiming 80% of the vista and 15 of the total 19 viewpoints. The itinerary includes game drives in Hwange, large herds of elephants and wild dog (a sixth of the 3,000-strong population found in Zimbabwe) residing in the national park. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the rock hewn landscape and and ancient bushman paintings at the Matobo Hills National Park rival that of Namibia’s Spitzkoppe, Zimbabwe’s highest concentration of leopard making their home in this walking safari wilderness. Also recognized by UNESCO, Great Zimbabwe offers nomads the option of stepping back in time to the country’s late Iron Age, the national monument and largest stone structure in sub-Saharan Africa, an historic testament to the Bantu civilization of the Shona. Culture, wildlife and adventure combined, Mozambique’s stunning Indian Ocean coast is the perfect place to enjoy off the beaten track sun, sea and sand pursuits, the tour ending with Big Five game drives in the Kruger National Park. From £715pp (no single supplement) + local payment from £399pp. Starts Victoria Falls – ends Johannesburg (reverse option available). First scheduled departure 29 May 2014.

The 33-day Ocean To Ocean overland tour follows the same route through Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa, but with more time to explore the continent, Namibia and Botswana also feature. Major highlights include the Etosha, Namib Naukluft and Chobe National Parks - and the Okavango Delta, home to four of the Big Five. From £1,450pp (no single supplement) + local payment from £885pp. Starts Cape Town – ends Johannesburg. First scheduled departure 10 May 2014.

Including stays at several rustic resorts along Mozambique’s Indian Ocean coast, time on the Spice Island and at Lake Malawi, the 36-day Beach & Bush Ramble overland expedition will not disappoint adventurers who have dive at the top of their travel list. The Kruger, Hwange, Serengeti and South Luangwa national parks provide some of Africa’s best game viewing – the latter inspiring the original walking safari. A well-rounded tour, adventurers can also pump up the adrenaline at the Victoria Falls. From £1,695pp (no single supplement) + local payment from £760pp. Starts Johannesburg – ends Nairobi. First scheduled departure 12 June 2014.

Running in the reverse direction, the 39-day Game Parks, Zanzibar and Mozambique overland itinerary has a further Big Five kick, with three additional days spent in the Masai Mara. From £1,860pp (no single supplement) + local payment from £1,004pp. Starts Nairobi – ends Johannesburg. First scheduled departure 04 May 2014.

The above prices include, camping accommodation (accommodated overland portfolio – country lodges, tented camps, chalets and locally owned accommodation), transport, most meals and services of a tour leader/guide. Excludes return flight.

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